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Hall of Ancient Life

The Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont Hall of Ancient Life greets visitors as the first exhibit gallery with a vast assortment of fascinating displays of ancient creatures and modern science.

Uncovering Virginia

Walk through Virginia's natural history from beginning to present inside the museum's Uncovering Virginia exhibit gallery.

Hahn Hall of Biodiversity

The Hahn Hall of Biodiversity features spectacular African mammal collections, including antelopes, a lion, a hyena, a leopard and more.

Thursday, September 13
2nd Thursday Science Talks -

"Moths"
Presenter to be announced

Saturday, September 15
Science Saturday -

Science Saturday:  Moths

Saturday, September 22
Smithsonian Museum Day Live! at VMNH -

Smithsonian Museum Day Live! at VMNH, providing free 1-day admission to visitors with a Museum Day pass (available for download beginning August 2018)

Thursday, October 11
2nd Thursday Science Talks -

2nd Thursday Science Talks
"Dogs and People:  Discovering the Many Roles of Dogs Throughout the History of Virginia"
Presented by Dr. Elizabeth A. Moore, Curator of Archaeology, VMNH

Scholarships now available for Martinsville and Henry County schools

Virginia Museum of Natural History receives $10,000 grant from The Harvest Foundation to provide free museum educational programming to schools in Martinsville and Henry County schools

Dino Festival brings in record-smashing crowd

The annual Dino Festival drew a record 3,400 visitors from across the region July 27-28, with 69% coming from outside the local area.

VMNH staff news

Includes information about new hires, staff updates, and professional service.

State budget includes $250,000 to continue planning for new museum campus in Waynesboro

The Commonwealth of Virginia has provided the Virginia Museum of Natural History a $250,000 appropriation to produce detailed planning for its proposed branch campus in Waynesboro.

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The mission of the Virginia Museum of Natural History is to interpret Virginia's natural heritage
within a global context in ways that are relevant to all citizens of the Commonwealth.